HC Deb 15 December 1989 vol 163 c840W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is(a) the cost to date to the Revenue of the forced removal of the Vietnamese boat people from Hong Kong and (b) the estimated cost of removal of all the boat people.

Mr. Maude

There has been no forced removal of any boat people from Hong Kong. The cost to Her Majesty's Government of the first repatriation operation was approximately £30,000. It is impossible at this stage to estimate the cost of removing from Hong Kong all boat people screened out as non-refugees.

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